Estate Law Questions? Ask an Estate Lawyer.
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The lack of a cordial relationship between heir and decedent has no relevance in regard to inheritance. The terms of the will control and, in the absence of a will, the state's laws of intestate succession apply.
Your sister has no legal claim based upon the lack of a relationship with your mother to claim your share of the estate.
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